South Bolivian Quechua
|South Bolivian Quechua|
|Uralan Buliwya runasimi|
|Native to||Bolivia; a few in Argentina, Chile|
|Native speakers||unknown (2.8 million cited 1987)|
quh – South Bolivian Quechua
cqu – Chilean Quechua
South Bolivian Quechua, also known as Central Bolivian Quechua, is a dialect of Southern Quechua spoken in Bolivia and in Argentina, where it is also known as Colla. There are perhaps 4 million speakers.
Dialects are Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosí, Sucre in Bolivia and Northwest Jujuy in Argentina. There are perhaps still a few speakers, out of 8,000 ethnic Quechua, in Chile. Santiagueño Quichua in Argentina, though divergent, appears to derive at least partly from South Bolivian Quechua.
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